CHICAGO — Chicago drivers are paying almost a dollar a gallon more for gas than the rest of the country. The good news is, the price spike is only temporary.
For the entire metro area, unleaded regular averages $3.46 a gallon; the national average is $2.66 — the lowest in six years.
Chicago’s gas prices rose almost immediately after BP reported a problem with its refinery in Whiting on Aug. 8.
When it’s fixed, the price will come down; but BP still can’t say how long repairs will take.